ICJS Event: A Conversation with Ambassador Carl Spielvogel - "Think Global, Act Local in Life, Business and Government"

Thursday, June 15, 2006
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus Azabu Hall Room 212 (Access)
Free. This event is open to the general public.
RSVP not required.

Carl Spielvogel is one of the nation's leading global business executives, and has conducted trade and commerce in fifty-five countries during a thirty-year career. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Carl Spielvogel Enterprises, Inc., an international investment, management and marketing company. A former United States Ambassador to the Slovak Republic, he has also been Chairman and CEO of Backer Spielvogel Bates Worldwide, Inc., one of the world's largest marketing and advertising communications companies.

Until 1980, Mr. Spielvogel was vice chairman and a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of the Interpublic Group, with which he was associated for twenty years. Interpublic is one of the world's largest communications marketing companies. Before joining Interpublic's parent company in 1972, he was chairman of the executive committee and executive vice president and general manager of McCann-Erickson, Inc., Interpublic's largest company.

From October 1994 until April 1997, Mr. Spielvogel was chairman and chief executive officer of the United Auto Group, Inc., then the nation's largest publicly owned dealership group, with sales approximating $4 billion.

Ambassador Spielvogel will discuss his experience as a journalist (New York Times), and his career as a global advertising and automotive CEO (United Auto Group; Interpublic; McCann-Erickson; Backer Spielvogel Bates Worldwide; U.S. Ambassador; and Governor, U.S. Government Board of Broadcasting).

About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.